Marco Polo Project
We bring cultures together

Education board

Our Education Board

Helping us create the building blocks of a different future: our education board

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Dr. Christopher Bell -

Associate Consultant

Christopher is a consultant whose 35 year career reflects his operational expertise in cross-cultural environments, creative arts and business in leadership development, change management and communication.

Dr Christopher Bell has been working as associate consultant with Marco Polo Project since 2016, with principal focus on incubating the Switch-On Project.

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Wesa Chau -

Associate consultant

esa is a facilitator, speaker and consultant on cultural diversity, especially in relation to leadership, community engagement and communication. She is also tertiary educated in software engineering.

Wesa has been a supporter of Marco Polo Project for over five years, and provided informal support and advice on a range of projects. Wesa more formally joined the team to work on the Switch-On Project in 2016, and is currently supporting further development of international student programs Design for Diversity and Out of the Box.

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Dr Bridget McPherson -

Associate consultant

Dr Bridget McPherson is a Psychologist who specialises in the treatment of the educational and developmental needs of young people. After providing mental health care for children and adolescents at the Austin Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Bridget commenced as Head of Counselling at Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School, where she works actively in the provision of clinical intervention and prevention programs to students and families. Bridget regularly provides seminars to staff, parents, and professionals. Bridget is dedicated to addressing the difficulties that young people face today, thereby enhancing their capacity to effectively and successfully lead future generations, both locally and globally.

Bridget supports Marco Polo Project's engagement with high schools, and co-designed the new Froj'.program.

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Elizabeth Winkelman -

Associate consultant

Elizabeth Winkelman is a facilitator, linguist and digital curator who has delivered cross-cultural programs in China and Japan to a diverse range of people and organizations.

Elizabeth Winkelman has been working as associate consultant with Marco Polo Project since 2016, with principal focus on incubating the Switch-On Project.